Images of European Herring Gull Green YBXB – 2015 and 2018

Images of European Herring Gull Green YBXB in the years 2015 and 2018.

It was ringed as a juvenile in the IJmuiden Forteiland colony, the Netherlands, in June 2015.

I observed it in April, May, June and July of this year in the colony when it returned as a fourth-calendar year, very likely prospecting a nesting location for next season.

In August, I came across YBXB along the Belgian coast, which it has been visiting since 2015.

It’s great to see it turn into a full adult.

June 2015

As a juvenile, IJmuiden Forteiland colony, the Netherlands.

April 2018

Visiting the IJmuiden Forteiland colony as a fourth-calendar year.

May 2018

In the IJmuiden Forteiland colony.

June 2018

In the IJmuiden Forteiland colony.

July 2018

In the IJmuiden Forteiland colony.

August 2018

YBXB in the harbour of Oostende, Belgium. Note the onset of head striation.

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